Medicare in Elko County

Working on Better Access to Primary Care Doctors
for Elko County Seniors using Medicare and Medicaid

Questions about Medicare?
Problems with Medicare?

Medicare Assistance Program (MAP)
provides free, unbiased, and personalized Medicare counseling to assist individuals
1071 Idaho St, Elko
775-284-1892 - local number
844-826-2085 - toll free

Nevada Office for Consumer Health Assistance
Call toll-free 888-333-1597

Medical provider List

What primary or family practice clinics will take a new patient using Medicare?


Need to learn the basics of Medicare?

Go to our Facebook page: @medicare in elko to see our next Medicare 101 class

View a video from our March 2021 class


Most people will need Medicare A&B, a supplement plan and Medicare D, a prescription plan. Set up an account on to see the plans available in Nevada. Call MAP for help in choosing plans.

Medicare C, advantage plan, is not available to people in rural counties of Nevada, including Elko County. Only traditional Medicare is available here.

Call MAP to find your enrollment periods when first signing up for Medicare.

If you plan to work past 65 and will have health insurance, call MAP to learn about the options and complexities in that plan.

Powerpoint slides from past class
slides from January, 2018 (PDF file)

Look for us on Facebook @medicareinelko

To find our next Work Group meeting


Residents, Nurse Practitioners and
Physicians Assistants

provide good medicine

News Articles

November 27, 2019 Medical providers who take Medicare
November 28, 2019 More providers who take Medicare
April 14, 2016 Public Meeting
April 1, 2016 America’s facing a shortage of primary-care doctors
March 4, 2016, Improving Health Care Access for Elko County, by U.S. Rep. Joe Heck
Feb. 11, 2016, Letter: Medicare in Elko: What would you do? by Bob Swenson
Feb. 2, 2016, Elko seniors can find doctor in unlikely place, Elko Daily Free Press Editorial
October 19, 2016, Battle Mountain Clinic offers Medicare appointments